Lady Blue Devils nip West Branch 3-2 in extra innings

The Bellwood-Antis girls softball team tied the score in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday against West Branch to send the game into extra innings and then manufactured a tally in the ninth inning to pull out the win.
Playing at home, the Lady Blue Devils (1-2) scored first with a solo tally in the bottom of the first, but needed a run in their final at bat to force the contest to extra innings after the Lady Warriors scored single runs in the second and fifth to take the lead.
In the ninth inning, Angel Kelley, who led the Lady Blue Devils with three hits and scored all three runs, singled and stole second base. Kelley advanced to third on an infield groundout and scored the game winner when the West Branch third baseman couldn’t handle a hard shot off the bat of Elyse Schreckengost.
Elyse Schreckengost had a pair of RBIs and older sister Kali Schreckengost pitched the complete-game victory and drove in a run.
Kali Schreckengost tossed all nine innings, scattering four hits to pick up the Lady Blue Devils’ first win. Kali struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.
“It’s always good to get that first win under your belt,” said B-A coach John Hammond. “Angel Kelley had a great day at the plate and on the bases with three hits and scoring all our runs. Kali Schreckengost pitched her best game ever, going all nine innings. Our defense kept us in the game, throwing out a runner, attempting to steal and alertly getting a force on a ball that fell into the outfield safely. We got the out when we threw the ball to second ahead of the base runner.”
Bellwood-Antis 3 West Branch 2, 9 innings
WEST BRANCH – Coutret, cf, 4-1-1; Hubler, 2b, 4-0-1; Hoover, ss, 4-0-0; Beveridge, p, 4-0-1; Amick, 1b, 4-0-0; Fenush, rf, 4-1-0; Petrof, c, 4-0-1; White, lf, 4-0-0; Cole, 3b, 2-0-0. TOTALS 35-2-4.
BELLWOOD-ANTIS – Kelley, 2b, 5-3-3; Patton, lf, 5-0-1; E. Schreckengost, cf, 4-0-0; K. Schreckengost, p, 5-0-0; Forney, ss, 3-0-1; Gardner, 3b, 3-0-1; Burns, c, 2-0-0; Nau, 1b, 4-0-1; Dillen, rf, 4-0-1. TOTALS 35-3-8.
West Branch 010 010 000 2-4-1.
Bellwood-Antis 100 000 101 3-8-2.
Multiple Hits: BA- Kelley (3).
2B: Beveridge 1.
RBI: Hoover 1, Petrof 1, E. Schreckengost 2, Kelley 1.
SO: Beveridge 2, K. Schreckengost 3.
BB: Beveridge 4.
WP: K. Schreckengost LP: Beveridge.